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Postby gaywest » 6:25pm, Thu 04 May, 2006

We have been using PHP List for several years and recently upgraded to the current version 2.10.2 We use our own graphics template for our newsletter, there were a few bugs some hotmail and Thunderbird email users couldn't see graphics. We fix that and now everything is ok. Our webmaster did all the work and upgrading for free.

The newsletter seems to go out faster with the new version. We like the new editor, we still write our newsletter offline and paste it in the editor with no problems.

Bottom line PHP List V2.10.2 (free) is a great mailing list product for our subscribers.

Our website: Gay West Community Network. A centre serving the queer Community in Toronto, Ontario Canada since 2001. We get 90,000 visitors a day to our site.
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Postby bevan » 9:08pm, Fri 12 May, 2006

Great to hear a positive post on the forums!! most people only come to the forums when they have a problem, not hen they're happy with it! thanks! :)
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Postby gaywest » 8:22am, Wed 13 Dec, 2006

Wednesday December 13, 2006.

Hi, it's gaywest again we upgraded to version 2.10.3, today with no problems, everything works perfectly.

For now We are just asking subscribers for their email address.

But sometime in the future would like to ask for more details like name, address, city, postal and phone number, but don't know if the email addresses database would get screwed up and we would have start all over again getting new subscribers?
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Postby H2B2 » 6:44pm, Fri 15 Dec, 2006

You'll find this tip in the import documentation page for the option "Overwrite Existing":

"If you choose the option "Overwrite Existing" then if the records match (based on email and/or foreign key) the newly imported information from that record will overwrite the previous information.
However, there is an interesting and potentially useful twist: If the records match, but a certain attribute for that record in the import file is blank, then the existing attribute for that record is retained. The same thing happens if that attribute is completely omitted from the import file--then PHPList just leaves that attribute unchanged in any existing records. This is useful because it allows you to upload a file that changes certain attributes for users but leaves all the other unchanged. (Note: this is based on experimentation with PHPlist ver 2.10.2. Other versions may not work in this fashion.)"

Ref: http://docs.phplist.com/ImportUsersInfo

I suggest you run some tests on a test install to see how it works out for you.
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Postby mhellenm » 8:38am, Wed 16 Jul, 2008

I have tried "Overwrite Existing" function and finally it works!
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